What can I do if my car was stolen after I had it towed and the state is now charging me with tickets the thief under my identity?

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What can I do if my car was stolen after I had it towed and the state is now charging me with tickets the thief under my identity?

I moved out of state and 6-7 years later. I have since then spoken to a detective, filed a report, cancelled registration, and transferred the title to a towing company. The stare says it will go on my credit. What else can I do?

Asked on January 27, 2014 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You will need to retain an attorney at this point if a consumer complaint to your state attorney and department of motor vehicles won't help. File the complaints with the proper proof and demand that a) those tickets be removed from your name and b) the agency or agencies repair any damage to your credit or insurability for failing to properly ensure this was not your car.


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